PhiloSonia’s second season “Liaisons” explores composers’ friendships and the works they inspired.
About “Liaisons I: The Schumanns & Brahms”:
Passionate and tragic, complex and mysterious, the bond between these three great musical personalities was marked by mutual admiration and ardent support. During a time of fervent conflict between absolute and program music, their friendship formed the center of a stronghold in defense of the aesthetic values of pure music.
Program: J. Brahms – Three Intermezzi for Solo Piano, Op. 117,C. Schumann – Three Romances for Violin and Piano, Op. 22, R. Schumann – Fantasy Pieces for Clarinet and Piano, Op. 73, J. Brahms – Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115
Performers:Stani Dimitrova, violin; Igor Pikayzen, violin; Chieh-Fan Jay Yiu, viola Michael Katz, cello
Pascal Archer, clarinet, Miori Sugiyama, piano